It was about 14 years ago when Lisa Kolavennu’s father was diagnosed with cancer. In walking that journey with him, she discovered Wellness House and, along with it, her vocational calling.
“His experience inspired my own passion for wanting to help the oncology population,” Kolavennu said. “It felt personally and professionally gratifying for me to move to Wellness House and start a career here.”
More than a dozen years after launching that career as a program director with the Hinsdale nonprofit, she has now become its executive director.